Randi W. Kochman is Chair of the firm's Employment Law Department. She is dedicated to helping employers understand and navigate complicated and ever-changing employment laws so they can effectively manage employees, avoid costly mistakes, and focus on their core business. Randi brings nearly 20 years of employment law experience to work closely with her clients in all types of employment-related contexts including wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour compliance, contract disputes, restrictive covenant, unfair competition and trade secret matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
Randi routinely provides guidance on all types of policy, procedure, training and personnel issues, including preparing employee handbooks, policies and agreements. When disputes arise, Randi is tenacious in litigating employment and business tort issues in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Randi lectures and writes regularly on all aspects of employment law.
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Repeatedly recognized for her high quality legal work and professionalism, Randi has been awarded an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals. Randi has also been designated as a New Jersey “Super Lawyer” since 2011. NJBiz recognized Randi as one of the Top 50 Women in Business and she has been included in 201 Magazine's list of Top Lawyers in Bergen County. In 2011, Randi was listed as one of Arrive Magazine's "2011 Top Women Lawyers In The Northeast.
Randi has been significantly involved with the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, as a member of the Steering Committee for its Human Resource Council. She has also been actively involved with the New Jersey Women Lawyer Association, holding various leadership positions, including President-Elect, Vice President and Secretary. Randi is also a recipient of the 2013 New Jersey Commission In the Law's Professional Lawyer of the Year Award.
Randi is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. She has also served as a Barrister of the Sidney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court.
Randi earned her B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Emory University and her J.D. from George Washington University School of Law.
The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1995; Winner, American Trial Lawyers Association National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Emory University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1992
New Jersey, 1995
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1995
New York, 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2003
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2010
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New Jersey Lawyer The Rise of Collective Action Claims for Wages by Unpaid Interns and Related Legislation December 1, 2014Jason R. Finkelstein and Randi W. Kochman
Physicians News Digest February 10, 2014Lauren M. Manduke and Randi W. Kochman
New Jersey Family Lawyer December 2013Jamie P. Clare and Randi W. Kochman
Sobel & Co., LLC: Points of Fact November 21, 2011Randi W. Kochman and Leslie F. Prentice
New Jersey Law Journal December 6, 2010Randi W. Kochman and Lauren M. Manduke
Employment Law Monitor August 5, 2014Randi W. Kochman
Employment Law Monitor June 12, 2014Jason R. Finkelstein and Randi W. Kochman
Employment Law Monitor January 2, 2014Randi W. Kochman
Employment Law Monitor December 3, 2013Randi W. Kochman and Michael N. Morea
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